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Johnson triumphs to win beam gold

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Video - Johnson's gold leaves her beaming

Shawn Johnson of the United States won the final event in the women's gymnastic competition when she triumphed in the beam on Tuesday.

Johnson nailed a tricky routine filled with difficult manoeuvres to win with a score of 16.225 points.

The 2007 all-around world champion had already won three silvers in Beijing.

She edged compatriot Nastia Liukin, who finished with a gold, three silvers and a bronze, into second, with the bronze medal going to Fei Cheng of China.




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